A earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 07:35:32 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 103.49 km (64 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 07:35:32 / October 8, 2020 @ 7:35 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qhvh38, pt20282000, us6000c6mu. Id of event: us6000c6mu. Exact location, longitude 146.1686° East, latitude -6.114° South, depth = 103.49 km.
Epicenter of the event was 113 km (70 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae, Madang, Goroka (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km ENE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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